Ron Hextall is returning to the Flyers. Hextall, 49, was named an assistant GM and director of hockey operations, the Flyers announced Monday. He will start with the team on Aug. 1. No word on what this does to Chris Pryor, who had been the team's director of hockey operations. As a goalie, Hextall spent 11 seasons with the Flyers. He later spent seven years with the team as a scout and director of pro hockey personnel before becoming vice president and assistant GM with the Los Angeles Kings in 2006-07.